Courtney Asztalos, image from Bourbon Street.
Erica Van Horn, Seven Lady Saintes, 1985 ; silkscreen, edition of 90.
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|Sarah Knobel Cheer|
On view from August 30 to september 26, 2014
|Cheer examines the role of a cheerleader through the perspective |
of a pre-teen girl. The dialogue is taken from a young girl’s 2005
blog entry that describes her dream role as a cheerleader.
Her discourseof a cheerleader’s strengths, trials and tribulations
is reinforced with close-up visuals of customary actions.
he images and dialogue are constantly interrupted with abrupt
prevalent chants of “go, fight, win”. This odd combination of
imagery and sound examines the social structure of femininity
and the naivety of rituals that are apart of our Western culture.